FROM DARK TO LIGHT
I’ve established the background’s darkest shades, and start to move forward through the midground to the foreground. I generally work in the same way—distant darks to closest darks, then distant lights to closest lights, ending with the highlights. My midground land shadows are a mix of phthalo blue, ultramarine, sap green, cadmium red and white. I make sure the shadows aren’t too dark, so those in the foreground feel closer.